In Our Community

Community involvement is an integral part of our values at Raymond James, both at the corporate level and within the Kelowna branch. We are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others through charitable events, philanthropic giving in partnership with the Raymond James Canada Foundation, and volunteering individually and as a team.

Investment Industry Charity Ping Pong Tournament – October 19, 2023

Supporting the Child & Youth Advocacy Centre of Kelowna

Man and Woman at Ping Pong Tournament

Ping Pong Tournament Logo

Ping Pong Tournament

At the second Annual Investment Industry Charity Ping Pong Tournament, advisors and reps from firms across Kelowna and the surrounding area came together to raise their paddles and funds in this fun tournament in support of the Child & Youth Advocacy Centre of Kelowna. With experienced and rec divisions, food and drink, music and industry bragging rights on the line, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Our 2023 event raised $10,100.00, thanks to our sponsors, players, spectators and the Raymond James Canada Foundation.

Gorges · Comeau – Homebase Tournament – Charity Slo-Pitch – June 23 & 24, 2023

Supporting the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation


Homebase Tournament

Homebase Charity Team

The Raymond James Kelowna Corporate Branch has been the proud presenting sponsor of the Homebase Tournament in support of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation since the beginning. This tournament fundraiser is a two-day event. At the Friday feature match between the two NHL teams (Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau) at Elk Stadium, staff from the branch volunteer and represent Raymond James at our sponsor tent. On Saturday, team Raymond James competes in the round robin tournament against teams from across the province and the NHLers.

Homebase 2023 (pictured above) raised over $175K towards providing immediate and innovative funding to our local mental health care providers.

Shred-It – May 27, 2023

Supporting the Central Okanagan Food Bank

Parking Lot Tents

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May is RJ Cares Month and this was our seventh year hosting a Shred-It event in support of our local food bank, where we do onsite secure document shredding in exchange for non-perishable food items or cash donation. Our 2023 event pictured above raised a total just shy of $2000, which is the equivalent of $5000 in spending power for our Central Okanagan Food Bank.

Hospice House Gardening – MAY 10, 2023

Supporting the Central Okanagan Hospice Association

Community Involvement Wheelbarrow

Community Involvement Gardening

As part of RJ Cares month, our branch volunteers their time to spruce up the gardens and yard of our local Hospice House. This brings a beautiful outdoor space of peace and tranquility to the residents and their families during their time spent here. Our sixth annual event in 2023 consisted of eight volunteers moving over six yards of black mulch to multiple garden beds in about two and a half hours. The volunteer for COHA was expecting us to finish about half of that in the time slot, so this was quite the accomplishment.